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How Do People Get Roseola
Virus: Roseola is a viral infection that causes a rash and fever. It is common in infants and children. The most common virus is human herpesvirus 6, but other viruses can cause the same clinical picture. Not the same herpes virus that causes painful genital blisters. It is spread from contact with respiratory secretions (ie saliva) of an infected person (usually before symptoms even show it is spread). ...Read more
Unfortunately yes!: Roseola infantum usually cause by herpes type 6, 7 etc , are viruses! same as getting cold sores ! you can have repeated infections like colds , aside from giving the parents lots of sleepless night because of the high fevers and subsequent rashes...It is fairly a benign virus illness! regards ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Roseola in pregnancy: Evidence suggests that 95% of pregnant women are already immune to Roseola as a result of previous exposure as a child, and active disease in a pregnant woman is rare. In the event of new exposure in early pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage is present. Active disease later in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects. Your obstetrician would likely want to be made aware of this exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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